from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The principles and practices of a party of political reformers, chiefly workingmen, active in England from 1838 to 1848.
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- proper n. A movement for political and social reform in the United Kingdom during the mid-19th century.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The principles of a political party in England (1838-48), which contended for universal suffrage, the vote by ballot, annual parliaments, equal electoral districts, and other radical reforms, as set forth in a document called the People's Charter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The political principles and opinions of the Chartists.
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- n. the principles of a body of 19th century English reformers who advocated better social and economic conditions for working people
The name Chartism stems from the six point People's Charter that was drawn up in 1838.
Some four sheets making a Pamphlet called Chartism addressed to you at Concord are, I suppose, snorting along through the waters this morning, part of the Cargo of the “British Queen.”
Now that all which could be deemed wise and good in Chartist demands has been conceded, orderly and quietly, the name "Chartism" has utterly lost its dread significance.
"Chartism," and more of the like, - we set out together for Scotland, by
The Radical party has struggled on as best it might, without the author of 'Chartism' and 'The French Revolution' --
The following passage, from Carlyle's "Chartism," expresses better than any one else has done, or is likely to do it, the nature of this
Mr. Carlyle, I remember, was bitterly reproached for grumbling in his "Chartism," and other works, as if a man had no moral right to complain of hunger until he had grasped a piece of bread.
They now began an agitation, -- characterized by much bitterness, -- known as Chartism, from a document called the "People's
Chartism was a political and social movement in the United Kingdom that lasted approximately ten years from 1838-48.
This Chartism has become a substitute for the referendum needed to express our call for change.